Learn basic traditional millinery techniques to design 2 hats, which can be made from felt or straw, to suit and fit you personally; steaming, blocking, stitching, trimming – all of the essentials will be covered in this 4-day course at Louise Macdonald's Melbourne studio (starting 3 February 2022). Enrol today
In this 3-part workshop (2.5 hours each session, in 3 weeks) you will learn how to make a boater style hat without the use of blocks and a bandeau support, which can be adapted to any hat you want to give a lift, tilt and fit on the head – suitable for intermediate and advanced millinery students (starting 7 February 2022). Join today
Learn how to prepare and manipulate (sculpt, reinforce and stiffen) parisisal straw to produce flowing headpieces (March 2022). Register today
View the millinery workshops currently on offer and let us know when you are available to join our next groups.
Buntal Boater (February 2022)
Freeform Parisisal Sculpting (March 2022)
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Thursday Millinery Class (February 2022)
For almost 30 years, milliner Louise Macdonald (Melbourne, Australia) has created fashion hats that are considered the ultimate in beauty and style.
Louise's designs have stood out at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Dubai World Cup, Royal Ascot and other events.
Louise Macdonald's reputation is not only for fashion headwear, but also for costume work. Hats and bonnets created by the Melbourne milliner can be seen in movies and on TV productions, including BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Merchant Ivory's Howards End.
In 2021 Louise was inducted into the Australian Millinery Association's Hall of Fame in recognition of her contribution to Australian millinery and her volunteer work for the Millinery Association of Australia for over 25 years.
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